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WHAT IS IT?
This is a roll on deodorant that is made by Sure, I usually use their spray deodorant but this was on special price promotion in Tesco so I bought one because I liked the smell.
DOES IT WORK?
I think this deodorant works very good and it is effective enough that I can use it when I go to the gym because it stops me sweating alot better than my spray deodorant and gives a pleasing fragrance as I am exercising also. It says on the front that it will protect you from sweating for 48 hours but I would not leave it for that long before I washed and applied more deodorant so I can not tell if that is a true claim or not. I think this deodorant works very hard to stop me sweating and keeping me smelling clean and fresh.
WHAT I THINK
I think this is a very pleasing deodorant to use. The roller is good and it gives enough of the deodorant to under my arms but it does not leave them feeling like they are wet, I can dress as soon as I have applied my deodorant when I use this and it does not leave any marks on my clothes.
The smell goes more intense as you move because there is a motion sensor that is built into the liquid of the deodorant so as you move and your body heats up more fragrance is released, I think that is very clever and I am shocked to tell you that it works because it sounds like a joke novelty to me. I like it when I am walking because when I start to move my arms back and forwards the fragrance does get stronger again.
The fragrance is flowery but it is not lavendar like you would think from a purple product, I think it is a more powdery flower like violets but it is very attractive whatever it is.
I feel fresh for many hours after I have applied this and I like not having to worry about sweating and even when the weather was hotter this kept me dry and comfortable under my arms. It is not chalky or white when it dries and it does not make under my arms sore or uncomfortable at any time even when I apply it after shaving.
This roll on deodorant costs £1.99 from Tesco and I think that is value because it lasts for a long time and does a very good job of keeping me feeling fresh.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
This was a product I had been wanting to try for ages but the price had put me off. In recent months asda have had it in a 3for £5 range with money back on the apg so I finally got to try it.
To be honest not that great. After about an hour of it being on you can't really tell it has ever been applied
On me even going for a light walk leaves me quite sweaty when I have used this and it doesn't work we'll with keeping the smell away.
This is also described as being invisible but I have found that it leaves white marks on your skin.
On first impressions it smells pleasant enough- a nice clean smell. I found this to be quite a feminine scent but not too feminine if that makes sense. A nice clean smell
One good thing I can say about this is that it doesn't irritate my skin at all
This retails at about £3 which is about average for this type of product and it can be picked up from supermarkets such as asda or boots the chemist.
Overall I was very disappointed with this and won't be repurchasing. As I don't want to waste it I have been using it as a "base" scent and spraying deoderant over it. Not something that I think many people could use if they were planing on being active. I think this is the only sanex product EVER that I have tried and disliked - I even like the mens version more (still leaves white marks but at least it leaves you feeling clean for longer)
Well it's getting to the time of year where I look to using something more nourishing on my skin. I do tend to use the Nivea cream throughout the year when ever I suffer from dry skin - some areas this is daily but for general use I tend to just get this in the winter months.
About the brand
Nivea as I have said in a previous review is a German brand.Most of the products they do are sold worldwide and are at the cheaper end of the market ie drugstore rather than department store.
The packaging for this is the same as the photo. This comes in a blue bottle with a chippy lid. The type of product it is makes it easy to get all the product out the bottle.
When I first used this I thought the product was a bit runny but it seems to soak in well.it smells like most other Nivea products that I buy.
After using this my skin tends to feel softer and moisturised but not greasy. My skin also tends to look slightly more shiney but not overly so. The effects don't seem that long lasting as my skin does feel dry again at night but my skin is very dry/I have psoriasis etc so I haven't found any product that leaves my skin feeling great all day.
Price and where to get
This can be purchased in most supermarkets or drugstores for around £3
Another reason that I stick to this is that the product has stayed the same for several years now . A great simple no thrills product that doesn't tend to change packaging or the formula. Nothing worse than a product you love changing or being limited edition.
I love gin. There its been said.I particularly like trying more local gins and the description for this was given as "infused to perfection in our unique copper berry chamber using six traditional and five celtic botanicals. My favourite gins at the moment are heather rose and one called strathearn homecoming gin both of which have similar ingredients to this.
**About the company**
This is a scottish company which make and sell small batch scottish gin.
Smell- this doesnt have that much of a smell. A slightly fresh and floral smell with citrus.
Taste (neat) - A very clean and crisp sweet taste.
Finish- i think this has a long lasting finish. It tastes crisp and slightly drying
**How do I drink it**
On the companys website they actually have a feature where you can choose ingredients from a list and it comes up with recipe suggestions. I actually like this the way it is just poured over ice but this also goes great in cocktails. If you order this gin in a bar it traditionally comes with a thin wedge of red apple which enhances the dry and crisp taste.
**In those winter months**
This recipe has came mainly came from the website with a few changes of my own
A warming drink with a tart lemon flavour softened with Heather honey. A winter warmer.
25ml Caorunn Gin
15ml Heather honey
15ml Lemon juice
Serve hot in a 12oz cup/glass
Add 1 bag of Camomile & Spiced Apple tea (Twinings) to hot water. Steep for 1 min and remove. Add ingredients to the water and stir thoroughly before serving.- Instead of the camomile tea i either add apple crunch tea (also by twinnings) or if i feel extra energetic I put a bag of apples through the juicer, warm it up in a pot and add a bit of cinnamon - same idea really but without the camomile.
**Price and where to get**
This costs around £30 and can be bought direct from the caorunns website (if you live in the UK)
A nice dry and crisp gin with a long finish. Great for cocktails or by itself.
(Travel is something I do quite frequently but I dont have much experience reviewing it so any comments welcomed )
**So why Salzburg?**
Salzburg is not somewhere that is probaily that high on anyones must visit list but after deciding to visit Zurick i thought it would be good to visit a few areas that were relatively close/easy to get to from one another and was mainstream enough that I would be able to get a flight back from as well. I picked this not because of the mozart connection but because i am a big sound of music fan (not that i ended up doing anything sound of music connected but oh well)
Value for money
Like many major cities Salzburg offer a city pass which lasts for 24,48 or 72 hours from when you start to use. This offers free public transport and one entry per card into a range of attractions. They also offer money off further attractions that are not free. I think these offer great value for money as you only need to visit 2/3 attractions per day to have made your money on them,
There are loads of things to do in salzburg from the ordinary to visiting the zoo ( saying that i have never really understood visiting a zoo on holiday)boat trips to the slightly more unusual like taking the funicular railway to the castle or a cable cart to the fortress.visiting museums etc.
I dont have children so i cant really comment on how child friendly the place is but by what they offer i think that there is plenty to keep the children busy.
I didnt do that much shopping but they had a good mix of cheap and not so cheap shops. I thought prices were average
Not everything is dead close to each other but the fantastic bus service makes it really easy to get a round
Again not something I have much experience with.
Very much like the UK but i still managed to get burnt (beginning october)
Overall a nice place to visit but i wont visit again as i feel i covered everything in the one trip. Everything was very 9-5 which i think would have been better if things had better opening hours but saying that i went out of season .
For the attractions i visited i will do longer reviews with pictures xx
Normally with shower gels or cream I stick to the same thing which is sanex. Sometimes though you just feel like a change or in my case I was also trying to use up some bottles I had in my "stash" box.
**Price and where to get**
I bought this in a 6 for £5 offer from lloyds . The retail price is about £2 but supermarkets quite often have this on offer for £1.
**About the brand**
Nivea is a supermarket/drugstore brand. It can be bought worldwide and is a brand made by the German company Beiersdorf. As far as I know the brand isn't cruelty free
**How does this affect my skin ? **
Suffering from psoriasis and dry skin I was slightly worried that this might have irritate my skin .From using the whole bottle nothing bad happened so i would take this as being okay - if there was going to be any problems they would have happened within a few days. This leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean. I dont think that this feeling lasts as long as sanex does though.
Scent- this has a very fresh light tropical scent.
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Parfum, Glycerin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Sodium Chloride, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyquaternium-7, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Citric Acid, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Salicylate, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional and CI 15985.
Overall I like this but I dont think it lasts as long as sanex does . The smell is nice and it can be picked up a lot cheaper than other products i use .
Urban Decay is my favorite make up brand. Anyone that has tried the eyeshadow will know that the product range and staying power is amazing!
Out of the naked palettes this has my favorite case.This palette is a taupe colored metal case - it feels sturdy and is easy to keep clean. The product is also a good size for travel which is often not true with this brand.
The name gives it away really but what this palette contains is various shades of more natural ie "naked" colours . The colours in this palette are meant to have more undertones. I think the colours in this would suit most skin tones.
Foxy is a pale yellowed beige with a matte finish. I think this is quite a light/sheer colour which I would use as a highlight but not by itself. The shade is also in the naked one palette.
Half baked - this is quite a common urban decay shade. nice light golden summer colour with shimmer.
Booty Call- Again a white beige colour but nicer than foxy because of the frosted finish. It came out new in this palette and I would say it is quite like macs vanilla.
Chopper- more like a bronze/red gold than a gold gold like half baked is with sparkles through it. This shade is permanent. I love the payoff in this colour.
Tease- is a non shimmer mauve brown shade. quite boring by itself but is useful as a highlight/contouring. Not the best colour payoff you do need the primer potion if you want this to stay for long.
Snakebite - is a darker bronze that has a golden shimmer through it. Another shade that has great payoff.
Suspect is a soft champagne-bronze with a frosted, metallic sheen . This has a good colour payoff. There are several mac shades that are very similar (i will put them here once i have looked them out)
Pistol- a medium/dark grey-brown shade that has a frosted finish.
Verve is a very shimmery beige - grey colour. This is nice by itself and also as an eyeliner. This colour is also in other palettes.
YDK - a deep bronzy colour with a shimmer finish. This has good colour payoff and I would describe it as being a warm colour.
Busted - a very dark red brown with gold through it. Good payoff and a smooth texture.
Blackout - very black black. This makes a great colour to underline your eyes with for a very intense look. This is a matte colour.
This also came with a gloss that is long gone. I cant remember that much about it - not bad not great.
If you are new to urban decay the naked palettes are not what I recommend first. They have so many other palettes out with fantastic colours
For the most part I try not to buy food or drink on the go I find I don't make the best choices especially concerning sugar content plus I generally try and save money by taking a pack lunch.This drink was picked based on the fact It had the lowest sugar content of the drinks on the shelf (it was a hot day and there was no water left) plus a few of my friends have been raving about it.
These are very convenient for on the go and hold a decent amount. Each product contains 330ml - same as a can of juice but with these the lid can be put back on . I like this because I would rather buy a can but its annoying to carry once open and bottles can be a little too much.
I think that this has a nice light coconut taste which is not too strong. I found it more satisfying than other soft drinks I have tried but saying that I don't drink that much soft drinks. I think I might repurchase this is a mixer to go with malibu or perhaps for other Caribbean style cocktail drinks.
Where to buy and price
The only place I have seen this is in larger boots stores and it is part of the meal deal range
A great tasting product that is refreshing, nice tasting and lower in sugar than other drink choices such as smoothies,energy drinks etc.
Its a shame its not as widely available as other drinks.
Swagbucks is a site that rewards you for doing numerous things like searching the web, watching videos,completing surveys etc.Membership is free.
**Layout and design/navigation**
Once you have logged in it takes you to the home page where it will tell you down the left hand side how many points you have earned that day and what your "goal" is. it also has a search bar for google searches and different offers you can click on in order to gain swagbucks .
Along the top of the webpage they have set things out in easy to find categories
shop,search,watch,play,answer,discover and rewards. On the far right you can find out information relating to your account.Depending on what you click on there are sub areas
Here are a few things i do daily.
Play the free games x5=10 points .
Daily poll-1 swagbuck
daily searches - you get awarded different amounts depending what you search .sometimes you win nothing sometimes it can be 50sb!
Encrave - i have this on in the background and easily get 20-30 swagbucks a day from this.A lot of people say they get a lot more .
Swag videos - you get 3 points for every 10 of these you *watch*. You dont need to watch the whole video just about 30 seconds worth(or have it on in the background)
Swagbucks rewards loyalty so every day they set you a goal. Goals are different for every person and depend on how well you have done on previous days.You get a daily goal and also get extra sb for hitting goal for 7 days,14 days,21 days and for the month. These goals get added on to your account the next month in 2 lots - one for the daily goals and one for the weekly goals.
Each day they set you 2 goals but to get the reward you just need to get to the first one.
I tend to just go for the basic goal which for me is around 100 a day .Working full time I know that if I make say 500 on my day off im just going to make it harder to reach the goals during the week .
**Points and rewards**
They do have quite a large amount of usa gift cards but things they offer the UK include paypal,amazon new look,charity donations .
A £3 amazon voucher costs 520 swagbucks. I redeemed one of these at the end of July (less than a month ago) received the code and have used it/received the item! And my points are back up at 1,930 (now aiming for paypal)
The good- plenty of free ways to earn rewards. Site offers a few different ways to cash out
The bad- its not the highest paying site for things like radio loyalty,tasks (crowdflower) surveys which is why I haven't went into detail about them.
You don't get your reward instantly and sometimes they want to verify you
One of the main reasons I bought this other than the fact that I like the sims is that I was a massive black eyed peas fan.
Platform- multiple platforms including Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo DS. This is not on pc.
Gameplay - not open like other sims games in this you do have tasks to do and once completed its either start again maybe in a different district or go around pointlessly .I don't think this game will give you as much enjoyment as normal sims. Also because it is on ps2 you don't have the option to add expansion packs to give you extra.
Value for money - this features the black eyed peas plus has their songs in simish so makes it a nice novelty factor.
After picking what kind of sim (urbz) you want to be you then move into an apartment .Once there you decide to go out clubbing but are rejected because you cant do a cool dance move. The black eyed peas help you at this point.You then meet Darius who is the most popular urbz but he is missing parts from his secret machine.He promises that he will give you a special surprise if you find the parts. This involves going round the districts and doing various tasks. These get harder as you get to districts that are your "opposite" so say you pick grunge as your look you have problems speaking to people who wear high fashion. You can change your look once you get to the different district though to make it esier.
**What I liked**
Some of the tasks were quite fun.
You have a bed to sleep in at each area which saves you having to go back to your apartment..
The game loads quickly.
This makes a nice change to the normal sims - much better than castaway etc.
I think the sims look better in this than in the normal sims.
You only get to change apartment 3 times- the last time being at the end.
Game play doesn't last as long.
This can be bought for £10 on amazon
There are quite a few singstar games out now, this one is one of my favourites.
So the basis behind this is you pick a song from the following list and sing a long to it. This tends to be easier if you already know the song as you tend to have to sing it the same way as the artist does.
The track list is: -
• Bloc Party - Banquet
• Blur - Song 2
• Bowling for Soup - 1985
• Coldplay - Speed Of Sound
• Deep Purple - Smoke on the water
• Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
• Gwen Stefani - What Are You Waiting For?
• Hard Fi - Hard To Beat
• Hole - Celebrity Skin
• Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
• Kasabian - Club Foot
• Keane - Everybodys Changing
• Kings of Leon - The Bucket
• KT Tunstall - Black horse and the Cherry Tree
• Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
• Nirvana - Come As You Are
• Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
• Queens of the Stone Age - Go With the Flow
• Razorlight - Somewhere Else
• Snow Patrol - Run
• Stereophonics - Dakota
• The Bravery - An Honest Mistake
• The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
• The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So
• The Killers - Somebody Told Me
• The Offspring - Self-Esteem
• The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
• Scorpions - Wind of Change
• The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
• Thin Lizzy - The Boys are Back In Town
**What do I think**
I do think that this is a good selection of tracks though It depends on your music taste. My friend doesn't like this one as she isn't a fan of any of the artists.
I have most of these so I don't get bored of playing one disk over and over
Im rather shy when it comes to singing in public but I really like singing so I like having the karaoke experience at home with friends.
Having such a big selection of games out means theres going to be a song that everyone likes.
Quite good game and can be picked up from £4.99 from amazon. I paid more as I got mine about 8 years ago but this shows it was good value for me and that it offers good longevity.(Dont worry the neighbours don't have to listen to me sing every night or any thing like that)
**What it is*
Singstar is a game series in which singers have to sing along to songs to gain points.The person with the most points is the winner :P You play the game by singing into microphones which are plugged into your ps2 via usb . The bars on the screen tell you if you need to sing higher or lower but normally a good rule of thumb is just sing it the way the artist on the track listing does.
Queen - Radio Ga Ga
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Take That feat. Lulu - Relight My Fire
Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time
Steps - Deeper Shade of Blue
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Candi Station - Young Hearts Run Free
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour
Pussycat Dolls - Don’t Cha
Leann Rimes - Can’t Fight the Moonlight
Donner Summer - I Feel Love
Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up
The Weather Girls - It’s Raining Men
Ultra Nate - Free
Scissor Sisters - Laura
Kim Wilde - Kids in America
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Girls Aloud - Biology
Charlotte Church - Crazy Chick
**What I thought**
I think this one is a more general disk with what would have been bigger hits at the time. A lot of these songs I would describe as being typical karaoke songs which I would hear on a night out. This is a series that I enjoy most of and it works out cheaper than a karaoke machine.
Price wise this can be bought from 58p plus postage on amazon so I think its worth getting.
I think that this has good game play not just with friends but also to play by yourself as you want to beat your high score or even someone elses high score.
I think it is clear that this is not an everyday game (unless you want to off course) but more something that makes a good party game when you have friends around.
Graphics- very average but its not what you play the game for.
Difficulty- some songs can be hard due to the original singer but thats more down to individuial vocal range rather than a game thing.
The track selection in this one was more aimed at girls but that doesn't matter I just switch to one of the other disks if I get bored .
This was my favourite platform series as a kid. As much as I enjoyed sonic ,mario etc I was probably too young when I first came across them to play them seriously and the crash series was one of the first games I played with friends where we aimed to complete it.
This is open world platform game. It was the fifth crash game to come out and unlike earlier games it isn't exclusive to playstation . You can also get it for the xbox (or more importantly it can therefore be played on the xbox 360).
Graphics- Decent enough for time.Playing through it there isn't any noticeable lagging or anywhere the game freezes or where there is a long loading time.
Value for money- the used price on amazon is quite cheap at £3
In this instalment Crash Bandicoot and Doctor Neo Cortex are forced to work together to stop the evil twins from destroying the wumpa island. This appealed to me with the twins being evil mutant parrots.Being someone who has grown up with pet birds It felt believable that the bad "guys" could be avian :P
Character wise - Whilst this does have a few new characters and sometimes when this is done you kind of think Oh no ... it still clearly has the most important characters from the previous games as well as the new characters bringing an unexpected element to the game . I don't think it would have been as good if they just had cortex doing something bad again with crash saving the day.
New stuff- Being able to choose between the characters.crash,cortex or Nina cortex
I liked being able to use cortex as a weapon to beat the bad guys.
controls- this is similar to other crash bandicoot games but if you haven't played any then I would say that it is easy to pick them up.
This is not two player. I don't think this is a problem just take shots about or play until the character dies... saying that you always have the one friend who can play for hours without losing a life until it gets really hard then you die within 2 minutes on your go...
I would recommend this if you have played any of the other games in the series, I would say it is easier than the original but just as fun plus I think with it being on xbox there's a chance people will have an xbox 360 to play it on
I don't often buy games that are based on a tv series or books as normally I find them to be very disappointing. However at the time this came out I had a lot of fun with other skateboard/snowboard sports style games so thought how different will this be other than the fact the characters and skating locations are the same as the simpsons.
I suppose any game you play will have at least one thing you like. In this I liked the concept of being able to play with well known characters plus I thought that this was a nice touch that they got the cast members in the simpsons to record the vocals in the game.
Possibly could be used as a coaster.
**What I didn't like**
Graphics- quite chunky , slowed things down. It looks quite realistic as being Springfield but it looks like when they designed it they just stuck skate ramps etc in haphazardly without thinking about the actual game play.
Game play - As I said I had played a few other games so was expecting that this would offer more in the way of skate boarding "tricks". The game claims that the 8 characters you can choose from has over 40 moves but they are not very good.
All you do in the game is try and rack up points before the timer runs out. These points don't get you any bonus material or unlock anything. I suppose you might want to beat a previous high score but I think that this would get really boring quickly.
The characters dont seem to perform any sort of moves well, even if you do max out their stats they struggle with even the basic skate board moves.
Considering how many characters the simpsons has I feel they could have offered more character choices.
**Price and where to buy**
I don't recommend this but it can be purchased new from amazon for £18 which is very high for a game that came out 12 years ago. Can be bought second hand a lot cheaper. I would say that there are a few better simpsons games out there such as hit and run (not that thats great)
I was quite happy just sticking to my mac but through my time on youtube I gained some American friends that always wanted this product when ever we decided to do a swap,specifically the 101 marshmallow shade as it is supposed to be a slightly lighter version of the mac shade "myth"
My review is pretty much my impressions of the one shade but I will mention selection etc.
Lipsticks pretty much all come in the same packaging, I think the barry m looks a little like the black label nxy though.
I almost thought about adding a picture to this review so it could be seen just how bad this product is on. This product might look good on someone but I cant think who. The colour is very unflattering . It is an extremely chalky formula which is drying as well. The only good thing i can think off is that the product is not that long lasting.
The product does not apply on that smoothly.
I would class Barry M as being at the more expensive side of chemist brands.Its more expensive than collection 2000,Natural collection etc but not as expensive as benefit,mac etc.
From what i can see online the collection contains about 21 different shades - a lot seem to be pink/mauve colours with the odd bold colour (they seem to have one deep red ). i cant comment on other shades in the range as i have just tried the one - that was enough for me and has put me off trying the rest.
**Price and where to buy**
This is widely available from most places that stock barry m.
On Amazon this costs £4.25.
**DO i recommend?**
Based on my experience of the one shade no as it was really drying and chalky